Contend AR 4

There are smooth and rugged roads. The comfortable all-rounder Contend AR 4 tackles everything, guiding you with assurance and control from the main path to more adventurous possibilities.


ModelContend AR 4
TypeRoad Bike


ALUXX-Grade Aluminum Frame

A balanced, all-around rider feel that combines secure rider stance with fast handling and acceleration is produced by the frame thanks to careful engineering.

This Performance level frame material produces strong, lightweight framesets for a variety of bikes and riding types using single-butted tubes and 6061 aluminum.

Contend AR 4 OverDrive

Giant invented the technology for enormous fork steerer tubes. Ideal steering rigidity is created by the system’s larger headset bearings and tapered steerer tube. They are made to execute front-end steering with accuracy.

Wheel System

Giant Wheel System allows you to run tubeless tyres up to 38mm for a smoother ride with a lower risk of flats, and innovative D-Fuse seatpost lessens road shocks and vibrations.

Better traction, a smoother, faster ride, and less rolling resistance were all benefits of fewer tyre blowouts. Giant’s Tubeless System has made all these benefits more accessible than before.


Even in wet conditions and on difficult roads, seamless disc brake integration, featuring flat mounts and 12mm front and rear thru-axles, offers more consistent braking power for improved control.

Contend AT 4 D-Fuse Technology

Giant originally introduced their ground-breaking D-Fuse technology in 2014. As a seatpost for high-level cyclocross bikes, it was initially developed because, by dampening shocks and vibrations, it would smooth out the ride and provide the rider more control over challenging terrain. This revolutionary concept is built upon the distinctive “D-shaped” tube with a rounded front and flattened rear part. Following its success in cyclocross, which included numerous world championship victories, D-Fuse was ultimately introduced to endurance road and gravel bikes as well as the front portion of the bicycle. The handlebars add compliance at two critical points of contact along with the seatpost without adding weight or complexity associated with pivots or inserts.

Compact Road

Giant’s introduction of Compact Road in the 1990s alongside the elite Team ONCE forever changed the appearance and feel of high-performance road bikes. Smaller front and rear triangles result from a toptube that slopes downhill from the headtube to the seattube, making the bike lighter and more rigid. Additionally, it makes it simpler for riders of all sizes to find the ideal fit.


Check specifications here

FrameAlloy ALUXX single butted
ForkCarbon, Overdrive steerer
Bottom bracketCartridge
SeatpostD-Fuse alloy
HandlebarsAluminium 42cm
Shifters and derallieursShimano Claris
CassetteShimano CS-HG50 11-34
ChainsetFSA – 50/34
BrakesTektro cable-actuated disc
WheelsGiant S-R2 Disc wheelset
TyresGiant 32mm, max 40mm

Giant Presentation

Pros & Cons


Easy maintenance

All-rounder appeal

Enhanced geometry

Great looks

Long-distance comfort


Heavy bike

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs:

How much does the giant contend AR 4 weigh?

Giant Contend AR 4 weigh around 10.28kg.

Is Giant contend are an endurance bike?

The Contend AR (All Road) models, which offer an aluminum endurance and light gravel option, sit next to the road-oriented bikes.

Why are giant bikes so good?

Giant bicycles are known for their durability. To assure their durability, they are constructed with top-tier components. Their lower-end bikes endure longer than other bikes at comparable prices, and their higher-end bikes are comparable to other brands at comparable prices.

Who is the Giant Contend for?

Giant classifies the Contend line as a “all-rounder” and created it to accommodate all types of riders. Included in this are new cyclists looking to purchase their first road bike, commuter cyclists, and sportive riders.

What size tires Giant contend AR 4?

Giant Contend AR 4 have Giant 32mm, max 40mm



Total score

Our Rating​

Giant’s new Contend AR 4 is sure to satisfy all of your cycling needs and demands. The Contend AR 4 is specifically made for riders with an advantage in adaptability and is meant to increase ride quality for the end-user. This procedure makes use of Giant’s balanced road geometry, which was developed to provide complete power transmission and comfort throughout.

Giant Contend AR 4 provides adequate comfort without compromising ride quality, and there is room for some exploration because of its broad tyre clearance. It tackles the curves on the road with ease and accelerates well. Unfortunately, its weight lets it down. The disc brakes, which did not especially impress us with their response, will undoubtedly contribute to this.

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